First Ride Review: Yamaha’s 2019 YZF-R3

Yamaha’s second generation R3 is in a class all it own. Words: Allan Lane//Images: Brian J. Nelson The 300cc motorcycle class suffers from an epidemic that I call “300ism”. The first hurdle is the fact that a 300 looks like a 300. Visually, that is hard to shake, regardless of the bike’s performance specifications. Psychologically, […]

Voodoo’s Resurrected 1999 Suzuki Hayabusa.

Voodoo Custom Motorcycle Components restore a busted Busa and give it a new lease on life. Words: Allan Lane//Images: Jesse Gordon The act of resurrection is mostly reserved for discussions of all things legend or faith. Bringing something back from the grips of death, breathing new life into an entity is an uncanny act akin […]

This just in… The Suzuki GSX-1300R Hayabusa lives on!

Suzuki confirms that the Busa ain’t going anywhere! Words: Allan Lane//Image: Suzuki Last week, the internet and social media were abuzz with rumors that Suzuki was ending the run of their flagship hyperbike, the  Suzuki GSX-1300R Hayabusa. SBI reached out to Suzuki Motor of America during the storm of rumors and allegations for a comment […]

EBR Motorcycles return to production, kind of…

Bill Melvins revives the American made EBR 1190 Superbike. Words: Allan Lane//Images: EBR  EBR Motorcycles has announced that they will begin a limited production run of the EBR 1190 superbike. EBR will focus on building by hand “specialized and performance” bikes. The EBR 1190 is known by its undeniable design aspects that include an aluminum […]

Triumph’s 2019 Bonneville Speed Twin.

The British manufacturer returns with a “New Performance Icon.” Words: Allan Lane//Images: Triumph Triumph has released the details on their latest offering, the 2019 Bonneville Speed Twin. The specific Bonneville style is ever present with the new Street Twin: from its 3.8-gallon fuel tank, low-height custom style bench seat, side panels with aluminum badges and […]

Zero Motorcycles and Quadro Vehicles announce the E-Qooder.

The electric tilting four-wheel scooter will hit the market in 2019. Words: Allan Lane//Images: Quadro Vehicles SA Zero Motorcycles has partnered with the Swiss four-wheel scooter manufacturer Quadro Vehicles to provide the powertrain in an all-new electric four-wheel scooter. The new E-Qooder scooter, based on the Quadro Qooder platform, features a built-in hydraulic tilt system […]

Aprilia broadens their horizons with the Concept RS 660.

The Italian company debuts a new parallel twin cylinder middleweight sportbike. Words: Allan Lane//Images: Aprilia The Aprilia Concept RS 660 is a departure from the Italian brand’s model lineup. Joining the likes of other brands that are producing rider friendly and multi-fun-faceted machines, Aprilia aims to offer riders a motorcycle that serves up sporty excitement […]

First Ride Review: Kawasaki’s 2019 Ninja ZX-6R

Kawasaki changes the game with their 2019 Ninja ZX-6R. Dollar for dollar, the most fun you can have for under 10K. Words: Allan Lane//Images: Kevin Wing When Kawasaki announced the manufacturer suggested retail price of the 2019 Ninja ZX-6R, $9999 (ABS $10,999, ABS KRT $11,299), the excitement was palpable. The only thing more apparent than […]

Major recall issued by Harley Davidson

177,636 motorcycles recalled due to a leaky clutch actuator. Words: Allan Lane//Image: Harley Davidson Harley Davidson Motor Company is notifying owners of 177,636 bikes, model year 2017 and 2018, that the secondary clutch actuator cylinder may leak fluid internally. If this happens, the clutch master cylinder to lose the ability to disengage the clutch. The […]

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